Around 2,84,000 teachers of the adhyapak cadre across Madhya Pradesh have decided to launch a protest from chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s constituency Budhini towards the end of the month.
The teachers are agitated as they haven’t received their salaries for November owing to a confusion in payments as per sixth pay commission.
Adhyapak cadre teachers launched an agitation in 2015 to press for their demands to get salaries as per the sixth pay commission and wanted their salaries to be at par with the seventh pay commission in 2016.
“After a long wait, we had received salaries as per the sixth pay commission, which we were supposed to get in January but we did not get it till October. There is some confusion over which rank of employee should get how much money, which is why we have not received November’s salary,” said Rajya Adhyapak Sangh state head Jagdish Yadav.
The teachers are also agitating for their inclusion in the school education department, amendments in the rule of jobs on compassionate grounds and for the provision of pension for adhyapaks and assistant adhyapaks.
“Unless we get included in the school education department, we will draw much lower salaries than those enrolled in the department. Also, we do not get pension, which is a concern because we work hard,” said MP Atal Samvida Sah Adhyapak Kalyan Sangh president Rambihari Vishwakarma.